As the premier orthopedic and neurosurgical providers for Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, and the surrounding areas for over 40 years, our fellowship-trained and board-certified physical medicine & rehabilitation doctors at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery are dedicated to delivering exceptional care.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, otherwise known as physiatry, is a specialized branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illnesses or injuries that affect a patient's musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how they move. Physiatrists are medical experts that specialize in a variety of nonsurgical techniques to treat patients' joint, ligament, or tendon pain and typically use electrodiagnostic studies (EMG and NCV) to evaluate for injury or disease of the muscles, nerve roots, and peripheral nerves. 

When Is It Time to Consult a Physiatrist?

Being able to communicate any of the symptoms you are experiencing will allow you to provide helpful information to your physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. It can reveal to your doctor how severe your injury is or the type of condition you may have. It is important to schedule an appointment with a physiatrist near you if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Aching pain that does not get better
  • Chronic back or neck pain
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Pain that stops you from participating in routine activities
  • Sharp pain that comes on suddenly

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it could mean that you have one of the following injuries or conditions, which can be treated by our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists:

  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Compressed or damaged nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle injuries or damage
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Sports-related injuries

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists understand that pain can have an impact on your lifestyle and keep you from living the life you love. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation with one of our physiatrists by calling 1-800-REBOUND or requesting an appointment online.

The Region's Most Preferred Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Care

At Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, our doctors and staff put patients first and are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality orthopedic care. As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, we are proud to be the official sports medicine providers for the Portland Trail Blazers and continuously strive for excellence.

Our fellowship-trained and board-certified physiatrists, Jerod A. Cottrill, D.O., Matthew J. Gambee, M.D., John P. Kafrouni, M.D., Deven Karvelas, M.D., and Matthew McGehee, M.D., have the skill and medical expertise to treat a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors will always exhaust all conservative treatments before suggesting surgery. They have vast experience and specialize in performing many procedures, including ultrasound or fluoroscopic-guided injections, platelet-rich plasma injections, prolotherapy, and tenotomy.

To help facilitate a full and rapid recovery, our physiatrists take a team approach when it comes to patient-centered care, and they work in conjunction with our physical therapists and athletic trainers, who offer comprehensive physical therapy services. Our ultimate goal is to provide an effective rehabilitation plan that is focused on your individual needs to help you resume a pain-free lifestyle. 

If you're ready to discuss your orthopedic problem and the available treatment options with one of our specialty-trained physiatrists, you can request an appointment online or call us at 1-800-REBOUND.